Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Meeting Re-Cap: February 2016

Modern Quilt GuildFebruary 10, 2016 Meeting Notes & Pictures

 Jill's Bee Blocks were shown on the design wall as members returned them completed.

 The meeting was opened by Kelly Duke with a few "housekeeping announcements".  
  • There will be no break during the meeting to facilitate keeping to the established 90 minute time frame.
  • We are trying a new seating arrangement to aid in visibility for all. 

Our speaker for the evening was Shawna Haynes of Jean Marie's Fabrics,(and a member of our guild), who gave us some informative insight on how fabrics go from design the the shop keeper's shelves, and the changes to the process in the last decade. 

Daisy Schrock presented the Feb. Skill Building BOM Flying Geese Block.  The blocks are to be finished to 16" and are for you own use and may be of any color or pattern fabric you choose.

 Note that members may donate a blue January block for a charity quilt.

Three Permission to Play Blocks for the Feb. theme of Variation were shown by Jenny Bonynge (hearts), Pat Johnston (circles) and Phylis Porter ( Cat in water paints).  

 The March P2P  is "Going In Circles" 

Our Swap challenge for Feb. was a very popular one of a Pillow.  We had 8 pillows of various sizes.

The challenge for the March Swap is an I-Pad case or cover.

 Some of the Show and Tell  presentations:

And this one from one of our newest members, Loralie.

============================================================It is worth mentioning that if any of us are interested in participating in the October Quilt-Away at the Big K Guest Ranch in Elkton you should contact Pat Johnston [541-345-8687] as soon as possible to reserve a space.
Posted by Malika with Photos by Missy

Sunday, February 14, 2016

EVENT: 1st Friday Art Walk Re-Cap & Photo

A huge thank you to, Bonnie, one of our EMQG members who owns Euphoria Chocolate Company for this AMAZING opportunity to showcase modern quilts at the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Eugene. This was such a fun event and a great way to get involved with our local community! Plus quilts & chocolate?! Yes please! We had a great time and would love to make it a yearly event.

Here are some photos from the event:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM




TopicFlying Geese block


PresenterDaisy Schrock


Objectives: Learn to make flying geese blocks without triangle pieces

Learn the sew-and-flip method to create a single block.

Learn the no-waste method to create four blocks at a time.

Learn to save the goose’s beak when seaming blocks together.


Tutorial websites

Flying Geese – Make ‘em fast – two methods

How-to-sew-Flying-Geese four methods, includes charts for common size units for each method

Craftsy How to make flying geese three methods

Sew-and-Flip method (video)

No Waste Flying Geese (video)


Proposed Quilt Block (16” finished)



The sample was made with white and blue fabrics, using the sew-and-flip method. To make the “chevrons”, you will need blocks that alternate the color of the goose. One block will have a goose the color of the background (white) with a sky of the main color (blue). The alternate block will have a goose in the main color (blue) and background (white) sky.


Cut four 4½” x 8½” rectangles in the main colorway for the geese.

Cut eight 4½ squares in the background color for the sky.


Cut four 4½” x 8½” rectangles in the background color for the geese.

Cut eight 4½ squares in the main colorway for the sky.


Make 8 flying geese blocks. Alternate blocks to create the chevrons.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Meeting Reminder

The Little Green House at 6:30 PM Wednesday evening.   Hope we will see you there.
  We had a great time last month....

 And many others!!

Posted by Malika/ Photos by Missy